Baseball

Golden Bears pull away early in win

Shelbyville put three runs on the scoreboard in both the first and second innings on the way to a 10-3 win over Hoosier Heritage Conference rival New Palestine.

After giving up a run in the top of the first, the Golden Bears responded in a big way with the six runs in the first two innings, then added a seventh in the third.

Shelbyville also plated three runs in the sixth.

The Golden Bears finished with eight hits, led by Charlie Rife’s three. Benny Thompson had two, while Brayden Basey, Tyler Smalley and Kaleb Schaf finished with one apiece.

Thompson threw a complete game, striking out 11 while giving up four hits.

Mohawks drop season opener to No. 2 Twisters

Waldron fell behind early and was unable to respond in a 13-1 loss to Oldenburg Academy.

The Twisters, ranked No. 2 in Class 1A, scored one run in the first inning, then pulled away in the second with eight.

Waldron’s Bryce Yarling was driven home in the bottom of the fourth by Jacob Yantiss, but the Mohawks were down 11-1 at that point.

The Mohawks were held to three hits — one apiece by Eli Sheppard, Yantiss and Yarling.

Jacob Linsey and Sheppard combined to allow 11 hits while striking out four and walking eight for the Mohawks.

Softball

Tigers struggle in 17-0 loss to Royals

Triton Central had a difficult evening at the plate and in the circle in its season opener.

The Tigers lost 17-0 to Eastern Hancock.

Eastern Hancock scored four runs in the first inning and three in the second. The Royals put the game away with another 10 runs in the fourth, and once Triton Central was unable to respond in the top of the fifth, the game was called.

The Tigers were held to two hits — one apiece by Abigail Eberhardt and Taylor Heath. Savannah Trueblood gave up 11 hits, including two home runs, while striking out three.

Kaylee Stewart finished with four hits and Caroline Stapleton had three for the Royals.